If constructed, the facility is expected to dispose of roughly 8,000 tonnes of biomedical and other non-hazardous waste per year.
DEQ’s move comes a year after a lawsuit was filed against CFS alleging the company failed to follow multiple rules regarding how its landfill was operated.
The judge ruled that the landfill represents a “clear and immediate danger” to residents nearby.
Public consultation plans are allegedly delayed due to a review of proposed design plans that will be included in the company’s consultation documents.
Landowners who have been storing waste on behalf of SKM Recycling have been told they will have to deal with disposal themselves.
The push to limit the height of landfills to 140 feet came from residents who fear the Minquadale landfill will cause air and water pollution.
Many of the city’s solar-powered bins are broken, leading to leaks and overflowing trash.
The bailout will be used to help pay for repairs and maintenance on machines at SKM’s sorting sites to divert stockpiled waste from landfill.
Since last September, DSNY has parked its displaced refuse trucks in the East Village as the department continues its search for a new parking garage.